Practice Areas & Industries: Loeb & Loeb LLP


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Practice Capabilities

The Television Group at Loeb & Loeb, one of the major components of the firm's entertainment and media practice, provides individuals and companies working in the television industry with representation in all aspects of the television business, including development, production, network licensing, distribution and ancillary exploitation, as well as the sale of television libraries and mergers and acquisitions among companies in the business both in the United States and internationally.

Our clients benefit from a close collaboration of more than 75 Loeb & Loeb attorneys who draw upon their industry experience and the wide variety of legal disciplines that play crucial roles in representing our television clients. With a global reputation built on years of experience in the industry, the Television Group is at the forefront of crafting innovative deals that encompass traditional and emerging media opportunities.


Services Available

Our clients are involved in a wide range of projects and productions, including:

  • Reality/Nonscripted Television
  • Scripted Programming
  • Documentaries
  • Television Motion Pictures & Miniseries
  • Animated Programming
  • Original Content for the Internet and Mobile Devices (Webisodes, Interstitials, Films, Games)
  • Event Programming & Specials
  • Product Integration & Branding Companies
  • Infomercials & Shopping Network Programming
  • Talk & Magazine Shows
  • Syndicated Television (First-run and Rerun)
  • Public Television Funding, Distribution and Sponsorships
  • Music & Sporting Event Programming
  • International Co-Productions & Distribution
  • Unwired Barter Networks

The services provided by Loeb & Loeb to our television clients encompass the full spectrum of broadcast; cable, fiber optic and satellite; pay-per-view; home video; and Internet distribution channels. Our services include locating, creating, negotiating and/or documenting:

  • Development and Production Agreements
  • Network Licensing Agreements
  • Options and Acquisitions of Properties
  • Joint Ventures and International Co-Productions
  • Director, Producer, Writer, Talent and Crew Agreements
  • Rights and Music Clearances
  • Business Plans
  • Syndication and Barter Transactions
  • Production Structures
  • Distribution (including Format Sales and Licensing)
  • Ancillary Rights Agreements
  • Mergers and Acquisitions Tax Matters
  • Insurance Issues
  • Guild and Union Relationships
  • Advertising and Marketing
  • Buying/Selling Program Libraries
  • Copyright/Trademark/Rights of Publicity and Script Analysis Litigation

Clients and Industries

Our clientele comprises parties representing both the creative and business sides of the industry in the United States and throughout the world and includes:

  • Writers
  • Directors
  • Executive Producers
  • Production Companies
  • Distributors
  • Media Executives
  • Talent
  • Composers
  • Cable Networks & Distributors
  • Publishing Companies
  • Advertisers and Advertising Agencies
  • Financial Institutions, Venture Capital Firms & Investors
  • Emerging Media Companies
  • Internet and "Micronet" Ventures

Service Approach

The knowledge, depth and insight that the Loeb & Loeb Television Group brings to every matter adds value that is reflected in the loyalty of our clients and their ability to produce hundreds of new projects each year for the world's television industry.

Our clients know they can rely on our industry-insider experience, trusted contacts and access to high-level executives to help navigate the obstacles and grasp the opportunities that come with any television production.

Leadership in Law

"Unquestionably a key player in the market," the 2008 edition of the Chambers USA Guide to America's Leading Business Lawyers which ranks lawyers and law practices through interviews with clients and competitors cites Loeb's "stable of first-class attorneys." Sources quoted by Chambers commend Loeb for having "an excellent appreciation of what can and can't be done in the entertainment sphere."

Members of the group are also consistently recognized as leaders in their profession by The Legal 500 United States, Lawdragon 500, The Best Lawyers in America, Los Angeles magazine's "Southern California Super Lawyers" and Law & Politics magazine's "New York Super Lawyers."

The Television Group at Loeb & Loeb features a talented group of attorneys, many of whom have achieved recognition for their contributions to both the legal profession and the television and entertainment industry. In addition to receiving frequent mentions in trade media such as The Hollywood Reporter and Variety, the attorneys in the group are often called upon to speak at legal and entertainment events, forums and festivals from coast to coast.

Practice Contact
Marc Chamlin